2019 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Friday, July 12 - Osborn, Missouri
Shatto Farms

Everyone is Welcome - Bring a Neighbor!

Shatto Milk Co is a family owned producer/processor dairy. Shatto started bottling in glass bottles in 2003 and has grown to distribute in over 100 stores in the KC and St. Joseph area. The farm milks 300 cows and uses CowManager as a health and repro tool to help manage the herd. The farm uses a crop rotation of corn silage, forage beans, sorghum-sudan, triticale and oats for forages. The farm bottles flavored milks as well as skim, whole, 1%, 2%, and cream. Shattos also makes artisan cheese as well as butter and ice cream.

Shatto home delivery offers a door to door delivery service carrying Shatto Milk Co. products as well as local produce and goods from other local vendors. Serving the KC metro area.

We look forward to you joining us on July 12th, as we open our bottling facility for touring, showcase our forage program and view our variety of Holstein genetics.

Matt Schapeler

Some of our awards and bottles from our own cows

How we bottle our milk
Participants will have the opportunity to view bottling facility and end products.

Events Include:

    Shatto will display and demonstrate:

    1. Bedded sawdust freestall barn and sawdust pack barn. Headlocks and TMR facility.
    2. Bottling facility that produces flavored milks, cream, skim, whole, 1 & 2%.
    3. Artisan Cheese, butter and ice cream also made on site.
    4. CowManager system for health and reproduction management of herd
    5. Farm forage analysis - see what crops they grow and how they are rotated.
    6. Crop and forage program - ideas for your operation.
    7. See genetic and Holstein breeding program.
    8. Several vendors will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate products
    9. Lunch will be provided with several door prizes.

Shatto puts up a majority of their own forages. Silage is a large component of the program.

Shatto uses a variety of crops in their forage rotation: sudan and triticale are just a couple.

Shatto Farms
Matt Schapeler, Manager
9460 N. Hwy 33, Osborn, MO
Email: mschapeler@yahoo.com

Shatto grows much of their own hay



There are five district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call. South Central district show date is not yet finalized.


June 21-23 Arkansas Juniors
4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville

June 21 Northeast District Show, Formost Dairy, Columbia

July 13 South Central District Show, Ava with Douglas County Fair

July 16 West Central District Show
Held at Cass County Fairgrounds, Pleasant Hill.

August 16 ~ 8:00 AM Southwest District Show, MO state Fair.
Held in conjunction with Stat Fair



Dallas Cornelius, Easton, MO
Janice Perry, Republic, MO


Holstein Launches
Marketplace Sires

Holstein Association USA announces a new service to assist Holstein breeders to market semen to other dairy cattle breeders. Holstein Marketplace Sires, a division of Holstein Services Inc., provides a new and unique avenue for Holstein breeders to market their genetics. Under the program, the bull owners retain ownership of the bulls, and Holstein Marketplace Sires provides the vehicle for the semen to be sold.

Four bulls are offered at this time and semen is $20 a unit, shipping will be billed directly from Hawkeye Breeders Service Inc., Adel, IA. For large volume orders of 250 units or more, call Carl Kent at 800.952.5200, ext. 4121.

For more information contact Holstein Association at 1-800-952-5200 or visit HolsteinUSA.com/Marketplace to view bulls and pedigree information.

YDLI Celebrates 25 Years with Leadership Summit

Holstein Foundation has been cultivating future generations through their Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) for the past 25 years. YDLI is a nationally recognized three-phase leadership and communication skills development program for young adults, ages 22-45, working in the dairy industry, with all breeds of cattle.

In celebration of the YDLI 25th anniversary, Holstein Foundation is inviting all alumni, friends and guests to gather Friday, June 28, 2019 in Appleton, Wisconsin for a daylong event. Throughout the event look forward to reconnecting, sharpening skills and interacting with some of the brightest minds in our industry!

“We have over 600 alumni and this is a great opportunity for us to celebrate all that our alumni have achieved, relive some great YDLI moments from the past, and polish our skills for the future,” says Jodi Hoynoski, Holstein Foundation Programs Manager. “While YDLI is the reason we are hosting this exciting event, we invite anyone looking to bolster their leadership skills and network to attend!”

A high-powered speaker line-up has been assembled, including David Jordan, Bader Rutter Chief Development Officer presenting “From Chaos Comes Opportunity;” Ty Bennett leading a session titled “Partnership is the New Leadership;” a panel on “Bold Leadership Decisions” featuring leaders from Cargill, Milk Source, and Zoetis; and a panel on “Influencers & Consumers Shaping Food’s Future,” featuring representatives from Danone and Dominos – and much more! For more details on the schedule, as they are available, visit www.holsteinfoundation.org.

Friday night is held at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center for dinner and fellowship, with entertainment provided by the “Modern Day Drifters” country band. The Horace Backus YDLI Dairy Producer Scholarship benefit auction will also take place.

Alumni registration fee is $150, and for all other guests it is $250. That fee includes all of the events on Friday - the day program in addition to the evening event at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center. An "evening only" ticket for $50 includes dinner and entertainment at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.

Make plans to attend the YDLI Dairy Leadership Summit. Registration is now open at www.2019holsteinconventionwi.com/register.

Women In Dairy


Mental Health Webinar for May

This month, in honor of May’s Mental Health Awareness campaign, our “in person programming” will be replaced with a private webinar on a sensitive topic: Suicide in Agriculture This Friday, May 10th @ Noon.

Death by suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Living in rural areas and being in the agriculture business, brings increased risk factors. This webinar will help you identify the risk and protective factors farmers face related to suicide. It will give you tools and strategies to identify if someone you know is at risk, help you to ask difficult questions and ways to access resources to get additional support. The topic for discussion will last approximately 40- 45 minutes and then an interactive Q & A period will utilize the remaining time.

The flexibility of a webinar, allows you to take it in the info anywhere. Maybe your home office is good, but maybe an even better place is near the heifer pen, soaking in the sunshine, viewing from your smartphone while concurrently watching for heats. Multitasking at its finest ;)

However, if you’re already committed to something else on Friday, know that all sessions in the series will be recorded and made available after the session.

More information about the series presenter: Shauna Reitmeier, MSW, has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare and cognitive disabilities fields. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Northwestern Mental Health Center, which serves a comprehensive array of behavioral healthcare services to adults, children and families across six (6) rural and frontier counties of Northwest Minnesota. Her background of growing up on her family’s two-generation farm, working the fields during harvest and experiencing the stressors and joys the agriculture way of life brings has brought awareness and insight to her work within the communities she serves.

To register for this nationally syndicated webinar visit our women in dairy website at: http://extension.missouri.edu/barry/women-in-dairy.aspx or for a clickable link or navigate directly by clicking here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5030041794729247235 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS INFO WITH ANYONE - This has been a tough couple years – and you never know you might fwd it to exactly who might need it!

I’ll be releasing Mental health info weekly via our Facebook page – if you haven’t already, please come find us at: @MOWomenInDairy (if you set preferences to “be sure to see first” it will keep you in the know).


JUNE: Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for our annual community outreach program during June Dairy Month, on June 12th. We’ll educate consumers visiting Ruby’s market in Springfield about the delight of dairy. I hope you’ll plan to join us mid day. More details to come.

Thanks all,
Reagan Bluel
University of Missouri - Dairy Specialist
417-847-3161 (office)
Questions or to RSVP contact Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161, MU Dairy Extension


Click on the image below to view the Catalog in full size. When you are finished looking at it, click on the white X in the middle/top part of the screen or press the ESC button on your keyboard to return to this page.

March Pulsator Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.

June 1 Deadline

Advertise your Cattle for Sale or place a Farm Ad


Update: New DMC Decision Tool

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool – developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. For more information, access the tool at fsa.usda.gov/dmc-tool. For DMC sign up, eligibility and related program information, visit fsa.usda.gov or contact your local USDA Service Center.

Dairy producers have been waiting for news about when they will be able to benefit from some of the provisions outlined in the 2018 farm bill. The government shutdown delayed much of the payments outlined in the bill and also set aside opportunities for producers to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided an update on farm bill timelines:

End of April: USDA to issue premium refunds to dairy farmers. The 2018 farm bill provides payback to producers who participated in the former Margin Protection Program between 2014 and 2017. There are two options: get half of the insurance premiums back in direct payments or receive 75% as a credit toward purchasing coverage under the DMC.

June 17: DMC signup opens. Perdue says he expects DMC payments to begin as soon as July 8, according to Jim Wiesemeyer, Washington analyst with Pro Farmer. Monthly payouts will be retroactive to January.

September 1: Commodity program signups. Producers who also grow crops can decide whether to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) which, according to Wiesemeyer, trigger payments when either a producer’s average revenue or a commodity’s price falls below levels set by Congress.

December 1: General enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program. The 2018 Farm Bill gradually increases a cap on the number of acres that can be enrolled in CRP, from 24 million to 27 million by 2023, Wiesemeyer says.

New Program 2019:
- January Rate: 7.99. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.51 per cwt.
- February Rate: 8.22. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.28 per cwt.
- March Rate: 8.85. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.65 per cwt.


LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2019
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2018 Missouri Membership List - By District

2018 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


May 22 - 24 Cow Camp, Freistatt

June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

June 15 Ozark Empire Fair Entry Deadline

June 21 NE District Show, Foremost Farm, Columbia

June 24 - 27 National Holstein Convention, Wisconsin

July 1 Missouri State Fair Entries Due.
July 2 - 6 Webster County Fair, Dairy Show, Marshfield
July 12 Missouri Holstein Field Day, Shatto Farms, Osborn, MO
July 13 SC District Show, Ava
July 16 WC District Show, Pleasant Hill
July 16 - 18 4-H State Dairy Judging Camp

July 25 - 28 Ozark Empire Fair - Dairy Show Ozark Empire Fair Schedule.

August 13-18 Missouri State Fair & SW District Show
September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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